There's nothing like a good festival. The food. The beer. The lengthy and varied lineups of entertainers. Festivals make for an all-around damn good time. The only problem is finding a decent Latin one. Sure, if the signs along the Palmetto Expressway are any indication, there's a Colombian fest every other week. But generally speaking, these smaller shows feature only one or two semi-known acts, and the rest are bands like Tío Pepito y Su Orquesta, Fulanito de Tal, and Menganito de la Esquina de la Carreta. Which is why it's important to carefully choose these outings.
Enter El Zolazo, brought to you by El Zol 95.7 FM. This annual fest generally gathers a respectable who's who of tropical talent. At the very least, you can always count on good food, and the Budweiser logo plastered in the top left-hand corner of the flyer assures there will be suds. Plus there will be plenty of musical variety, thanks to a lineup featuring merengue from Oro Solido, modern bachata from Toby Love and Carlos y Alejandra, and reggaeton from Mr. A and Señor F, otherwise known as Alexis y Fido. Rounding out the roster are Grupo Rush, Daniel Santacruz, Hector Acosta "El Torito," and Los Hermanos Rosario.